Posted on : Tuesday November 5, 2013
Robert Smith

Dr. Robert Smith, Jr., preaching professor at Beeson Divinity School

CAMP SPRINGS, Md.—The Antioch Institute will hold a Preaching Seminar with Dr. Robert Smith, Jr., preaching professor at Beeson Divinity School on December 14, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The Church of the Great Commission in Camp Springs, Md.

Robert Smith, Jr.  is the professor of Christian preaching at the Beeson Divinity School, which is a part of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He is the author of Doctrine that Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life, which won the Preaching magazine and’s Book of the Year award. In 2010, Preaching magazine named Doctrine that Dances one of the 25 most influential books in preaching in the last 25 years.

He is also coeditor (with Timothy George) of A Mighty Long Journey, a collection of sermons on racial reconciliation; coeditor with Timothy George and James Earl Massey of Our Sufficiency is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor; and has had a study of Christian ministry in the African American church published in Preparing for Christian Ministry.

His research interests include the place of passion in preaching, the literary history of African American preaching, Christological preaching, and theologies of preaching. Before coming to Beeson, he was the Carl E. Bates Associate Professor of Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. An ordained Baptist minister, he served as pastor of New Mission Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 20 years.

The Church of the Great Commission is located at 5055 Allentown Road in Camp Springs, Md.  Preregistration for this seminar is $45 before Dec. 7, 2013, and registration at the door is $50. Continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials will be provided. Please RSVP to Rev. James Dixon at or (202) 258-1427.

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